The 52-year old man from Afghanistan was convicted to 2 years in prison for maltreatment in Sweden.
21 Year-Old Swedish Student Blocks Afghan Man's Deportation by Refusing to Sit Down.
Elin Ersson livestreamed her solitary, dramatic protest, the footage of which has since gone viral.
From IBTimes UK. Published on Jul 25, 2018.
Swedish Student Stops Deportation Of Asylum Seeker On Plane by IBTimes UK.
Elin Ersson, a Swedish student and activist, stopped the deportation of an asylum seeker to Afghanistan by refusing to sit down on a plane. The flight was unable to take off without every passenger being seated. Ersson filmed a Facebook live of her peaceful protest on July 23 which included both anger and support from her fellow passengers.
ACTIVISM IN SWEDEN: Lex Elin Ersson
Elin Ersson, a young Swedish activist earlier this week managed to suspend a Turkish Aircraft from departing Gothenburg airport by refusing to sit down. The reason for this was to prevent a 52-year old man from Afghanistan who was also on the plane, from being deported.